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Snipes, how do you possibly miss the second paragraph??
"The chamber insists it’s not working to create the kind of “strong mayor” government typical in major U.S. cities."May 31, 2012
Copper jobs or houses??? Gee, that's a tough one.Aug 3, 2011
Leon- The first two you mentioned aren't in Mesa. The third is Golfland, and just as it has been for 25+ years, it's only open in the summer. They added a new slide this year too.May 14, 2011
This is just awesome for Mesa!Mar 17, 2011
Have you been under a rock samket? How about restructuring city government, making major cuts, keeping the Cubs, voter approved bonds, and Gaylord?Feb 15, 2011
A lawsuit NYBill? Good luck going against the 64% public approval of the amendment to the charter exactly how it was worded. Nov 20, 2010
Voting blindfolded?? Are you claiming you don't know what you are voting on? The Cubs have outgrown Hohokam and Fitch and the lease is coming to an end.
The new lease is for 30 years. Will the same question be asked in 30 years? Maybe, but at least you know what's happening. Oct 29, 2010
Rich- when the Cubs send a letter, the Mayor, every member of the city council, the campaign, and city all say there is a cap, you can bet there is a cap. I would think a judge would agree. Oct 27, 2010
Unlimited possibilities, except of course for those pesky caps agreed to by all parties and stated publicly many many times by everyone. Oct 27, 2010
Nice try if he actually got all of the facts straight.
The Cubs have outgrown Hohokam and Fitch. While other teams would fit perfectly, e Cubs are by far the largest team in MLB for spring training. Hohokam does not provide the opportunity for development which is what the Cubs are looking for and have been offered in Florida.
Even if there is one year lost while bringing the other team in, maintaining a stadium that is not usesd for baseball is much cheaper than what the city currently spends. The alternative, the Cubs leave and we're stuck either way.
The Cubs will be buying the land from the city at Riverview. Tjose proceeds will be used to relocate the fields. Just as it was under Waveyard.
The city shouldn't be artificially lowering prices and competing against private golf courses in the city. Nice course but its better to be out of the golf course business.
It's a wiser use of funds to create an asset that has proven to generate millions in additional revenue.
This is where he goes off track. The Ugly.
If the Cubs want to spend millions of their own money to build something then why wouldn't they make a profit. Mesa benefits from tax revenue and more people visiting the city.
There are NO incentives for Wrigleyville. There never has been and there won't be.
The enhancements were to make Hohokam bigger. The new stadium will have ample room for seating etc and shouldn't need upgrades.
Cubs are signing a 30 year lease. So, they wont be threatening for at least 30 years. Meanwhile, Mesa will benefit greatly between now and then. As I've said other places, we can call their bluff just like Seattle did to the NBA. Worked out there didn't it. Oct 27, 2010